The Playa del Carmen municipal government will soon be launching a campaign to reduce the use of drinking straws in the city, with the aim of eventually extending it to plastic bags too.

Unsightly straws litter beaches and are washed out to sea where they injure sea turtles and other marine creatures and add to the harmful plastic waste already accumulating in our oceans.

At Royal Resorts restaurants and bars, our waiters already ask members and guests if they would like a straw or not, inviting them to join our conservation campaign instead of automatically serving their drink with a straw. We hope that when you dine out in Playa del Carmen you will ask for your drink without a straw.